Most nonprofits don't have the financial reserves needed to weather the current economic crisis, according to a new report released by the Urban Institute and funded by the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation in Washington, DC. The study, the first of its kind, examined the operating reserves of more than 2,500 nonprofits in the Greater Washington area, ranging in mission from soup kitchens and job training centers to schools and local arts groups.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC has elected two new members to its board of directors: James W. Dyke Jr., a partner at McGuire Woods LLP and Kerrie B. Wilson, chief executive officer of Reston Interfaith, Inc.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC, announces that it has elected Ginger Lew as a new member of its board.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation announces the recipients of its 2008 Exponent Award, which celebrates visionary nonprofit leadership and includes a $100,000 cash award for the recipient's organization.
A skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future, according to a new national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders. However, the survey also finds that there are significant barriers: work-life balance, insufficient life-long earning potential, lack of mentorship and overwhelming fundraising responsibilities which may prevent many younger nonprofit staff from becoming executives.
The Meyer Foundation was awarded a Gold Award for its annual report in the 2007 MarCom Awards competition, with honorable mention for writing and design. The MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communication professionals. The gold award is presented to those entries judged to exceed the high standards of the industry norm. Entries come from corporate marketing and communications departments, advertising agencies, PR firms, design shops, production companies, and freelancers.
Barbara Lang is president and chief executive officer of the DC Chamber of Commerce. Prior to joining the DC Chamber, Ms. Lang was vice president of corporate services and chief procurement officer for Fannie Mae and served in several management positions at IBM. Ms. Lang has been widely recognized for her leadership in business and in the community. She has been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as a "Washingtonian of the Year" and one of the region's "100 Most Powerful Women." Ms. Lang also has earned the Washington Business Journal's "Newsmaker of the Year" and "Women Who Mean Business" titles, the DC Chamber of Commerce Women in Business Corporate Leadership Award, the Fannie Mae Diversity Award, the United Way Distinguished Service Award, and the DC Commission Women Speak Award, among other honors.
Kristen Conte, the Meyer Foundation's Vice President for Finance and Administration, received The Lifetime Achievement Award at the Nonprofit CFO of the Year Awards Luncheon, hosted by Tate & Tryon and West, Lane & Schlager at the Mayflower Hotel on November 1.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation announces the recipients of its 2007 Exponent Award. The leaders represent nonprofit organizations working in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia with budgets ranging from just under $1 million to more than $5 million. Meyer selected the five awardees from among 30 nominees.
The Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, a private foundation in Washington, DC, announces that it has elected new members Deborah Ratner Salzberg, president of Forest City Washington, Inc., and Jim Sandman, senior partner in Arnold & Porter's toxic tort and product liability practice, to its Board of Directors.